First, Kill All the School Boards

by alphamonkey on February 4, 2008 · 2 comments

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Matt Miller (writing for The Atlantic) has a a rather thought provoking article that lends weight to the idea that America needs to seriously think about nationalizing the education system if we ever want to reclaim any chance at educational excellence.

There’s a lot to like about this idea (first and foremost being an actual national standard of minimum education), but a side effect would be a vast overhaul of our school books as publishers would no longer need to seriously dumb down textbooks in order to be widely appealing to 15,000 different school boards.

I’m all for it.

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  • Anne Onimus

    Me? Not so much.

    Keep in mind that the Federal government has a great deal to say about school lunches and invented No Child Left Behind. So as long as you think ketchup is a vegetable, I’m sure you’ll be delighted with Federally mandated textbooks, curriculae and behavior modification programs.

    I, for one, would rather Dick Cheney have as little as possible to say about my neighborhood school. At least the local dolts have to look me in the eye when they make a boneheaded decision.

  • elkciN

    You think America’s school boards are in trouble?

    Toronto is giving segregation another shot.

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